Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations: Volume 6, January 1729 - December 1734. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1928.
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Journal, October 1733
October 3. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Sir A. Croft.
Incidents and salary.
Yesterday the Secretary laid before the Board the accounts of the incidental charges of this office, from Midsummer, 1733, to Michaelmas following, and a letter to the Lords of the Treasury, desiring payment thereof; as also of the salary due to the Secretary and the other officers in the service of this commission, was signed.
Running the bounds.
The draught of a representation upon the Lord Fairfax's petition, about ascertaining the bounds of his land in Virginia, ordered to be prepared the 27th of the last month, was agreed.
The draught of a report relating to a treaty of commerce with Russia, ordered to be prepared the 27th of last month, was agreed.
October 9. Present:—Mr. Bladen, Mr. Brudenell, Sir A. Croft.
Their Lordships taking into consideration the draught of a report to the Lords of the Committee of Council, which was ordered the 28th of August last to be prepared, upon the petition of Agatha Campbell of Annapolis Royal in the province of Nova Scotia, widow, relating to her claim of right to certain quit rents in that province, the said draught was agreed, and ordered to be transcribed.
October 16. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Sir A. Croft.
Running the bounds.
A report to the Lords of the Committee of Council, as agreed the 3rd inst., upon the petition of the Lord Fairfax, relating to the settlement of the bounds of certain lands granted by the Crown to his Lordship in the colony of Virginia, was signed.
A representation to His Majesty, as agreed the 3rd inst., upon a paper from the Lord Forbes, containing several points, which he proposes for the basis or project of a treaty of commerce with Russia, referred to this Board by the Lord Harrington's letter of the 11th of the last month, was signed, together with a letter, for inclosing the same to his Lordship.
Surveyors General to be Councillors.
An Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council, dated the 15th of August last, was read, requiring new draughts of instructions to be prepared for the Governors of Virginia and South Carolina, relating to the Surveyors General of the Customs there, being admitted for the future as Councillors Extraordinary only, but that Captain Phenney, the present Surveyor General, who has been already appointed of the Councils of Virginia and South Carolina, be allowed all the privileges of a Councillor in ordinary in those governments; whereupon the draughts of instructions having been accordingly prepared, the same were agreed, and a report signed, wherewith to lay the said draughts before the Lords of the Committee.
October 17. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Sir A Croft.
A letter from the Lord Harrington, of the 21st of the last
month, referring to this Board the copies of several papers lately
transmitted by Mr. Robinson, His Majesty's minister at Vienna,
relating to the grievances, which the British merchants he under
in Sicily, was read, together with the said copies of papers, viz:—
Extract of Mr. Robinson's letter to the Lord Harrington, of 20th August, 1733.
Copie de la lettre de Monsr. Robinson a S. E. le Marquis de Rialp, 18th August, 1733.
Copie de la lettre du Comte de Quiros au Comte de Traun de Palerme, le 6me May, 1729.
Notification du Comte de Traun au consul Anglais, de 12me Juillet, 1733.
Rèponse du consul Anglais a la notification du Govr. de Messine, du ler Juillet, 1732.
Extract of Mr. Robinson's letter to Lord Harrington, Vienna, 13th September, 1733.
Copy of a postscript of Mr. Robinson's letter to Marquis de Rialp, dated 8th September, N.S., 1733.
Bando del Vicere de Sicilia, 13e di Luglio, 1733.
Whereupon ordered that translations be prepared of such of the aforesaid papers, as are in the Italian or Spanish languages.
Archdale's Act, sent to Mr. Paxton.
A letter from Mr. Furie, agent for the Governor of South Carolina, dated 11th August last, was read, inclosing a copy of an Act, passed in that province in March 1695–6, (commonly called Archdale's Act), entituled, An Act to ascertain the prices of land, the forms of conveyances, and the manner of recovering rents for lands, and the prices of the several commodities the same may be paid in; whereupon ordered that a copy of the said Act be sent to Mr. Paxton, solicitor to the Treasury, and that he may be desired to despatch, as soon as possible, the draught of a new bill, which he is preparing about the quit rents, and titles to lands in South Carolina.
October 18. Present:—Mr. Bladen.
Letters from the Lieutenant Governor, with papers.
The three undermentioned letters from Colonel Armstrong, Lieut. Governor of Nova Scotia, were read, and the papers, therein referred to, were laid before the Board, viz:—
Letter from Colonel Armstrong, Lieut. Governor of Nova
Scotia, dated November 15th, 1733.
Copies of several orders of the Governors of Nova Scotia, relating to the affairs of that province.
Copies of several letters from Colonel Armstrong, to divers persons, relating to the affairs of Nova Scotia.
Minutes of Council, from the 19th July, 1731, to the 11th of September, 1732.
Abstract of several grants of land in Nova Scotia by Colonel Philips and Lieut. Colonel Armstrong.
Copy of a letter from Governor Belcher of New England, to Governor Armstrong, about settling a trade with the Indians on St. John's River.
Copy of the Bishop of Quebec's letter, recommending a French priest to Governor Armstrong's protection, and another letter from the Governor of Quebec on the same subject.
Letter from Colonel Armstrong, dated the 22nd November, 1732, with two papers to prove the ill state of the barracks at Annapolis Royal, and desiring the Board's interposition in their behalf for repairs.
Letter from Colonel Armstrong, Lieut. Governor of Nova Scotia, dated 10th July, 1733.
Whereupon their Lordships, being informed that a ship is ready to sail to-morrow for Nova Scotia, directions were given for writing to Colonel Armstrong by that opportunity.
October 23. Present:—Mr. Docminique, Mr. Bladen, Sir O. Bridgeman.
Their Lordships reconsidered the draught of their report upon the petition of Agatha Campbell, (ordered to be transcribed the 9th instant), and made some amendments thereto, and agreed to consider further thereof at another opportunity.
Act appoinding an agent.
The Secretary acquainting the Board that Mr. John Sharpe, in behalf of Mr. Gilbert Fleming, had desired him to move the Board that he might be heard against the Act, passed at St. Christophers in June, 1733, for appointing an agent in Great Britain for the Island of St. Christophers, and for settling a salary upon him during the time of his agency; directions were given for sending the said Act to Mr. Fane, for his opinion thereupon in point of law.